Graphic
Home » In The Classroom You are browsing entries filed in “In The Classroom”

Six Tips for Handling Grade Complaints

Share < !DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd"> by Peter Connor It’s a given—students are going to complain about the grades they receive. Also given, is your responsibility to handle such complaints. Generally speaking, this will go far better if you pre-establish your classroom protocols, put them in writing and discuss them on the [...]

Posted in In The Classroom | Read More »

Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom

Share by Lee Warren Sometimes things seem to explode in the classroom, and what do we do then? Knowing strategies for turning difficult encounters into learning opportunities enables us to address important, but hot, topics – religion, politics, race, class, gender – in our classroom discussions. Hot moments occur when people’s feelings – often conflictual [...]

Posted in Columns,In The Classroom | Read More »

10 Golden Rules for Writing Multiple Choice Questions

Share by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore In a classical multiple choice question, a student should choose a correct answer among several (optimally 5) answers. Multiple choice questions consist of three obligatory parts: 1. the question (“body of the question”) 2. the correct answer (“the key of the question”) 3. several incorrect alternatives (the so called “distracters”) [...]

Posted in Columns,In The Classroom | Read More »

Setting the Tone for Successful Learning

Share by Shari Dinkins Years ago, I adopted a dog from a local humane society. At twelve pounds, he was not threatening yet he barked at other dogs, pulled on the leash, and rushed visitors at my door. After investigating several options, I hired a reputable dog trainer to come to my home. I was naive about the [...]

Posted in Columns,In The Classroom | Read More »

Teaching Students with Disabilities: A How-To Guide for Part-Time Faculty

Share by Elizabeth J. Carter Professor Judy Juanita knew right away she was teaching a student with a disability when he showed up in her introductory English class with a computer “as big as a piece of luggage.” Recalled Juanita: “[He] made a big deal of using and hooking it up. It couldn’t help but [...]

Posted in Features,In The Classroom | Read More »

A Fate Worse Than Death: Tips to Take the Terror Out of Giving Presentations

Share by Roger Seip What’s scarier to most Americans than spiders, heights, or even death? There hasn’t been a horror movie made about it yet, but more than 75 percent of Americans surveyed report that they suffer from “glossophobia,” a debilitating fear of public speaking. Statistically, far more of us claim that we would prefer [...]

Posted in Columns,In The Classroom | Read More »

Not Quite 101 Ways to Learning Students’ Names

Share by Michael Palmer Building rapport with your students goes a long way toward developing a positive classroom dynamic and facilitating the students’ overall learning experience. One of the simplest ways to begin connecting with your students is to learn their names. What follows is a compilation of some tricks, strategies, and activities which will [...]

Posted in Columns,In The Classroom | Read More »

Excuse Me, Are Those Flip Flops You’re Wearing?

Share by James Whitley Today’s adult learners are far different from their predecessors of less than a decade ago. Almost without notice we are in the midst of a radical demographic tsunami which is altering the American landscape in everything from religion and health care, to business and education. Dubbed “Generation Why,” this powerful group [...]

Posted in Columns,In The Classroom | Read More »

Using Humor In The College Classroom To Enhance Teaching Effectiveness

Share by Neelam Kher Humor is a valuable teaching tool for establishing a classroom climate conducive to learning. This article identifies opportunities for incorporating humor in the college classroom, reviews the impact of humor on learning outcomes, and suggests guidelines for the appropriate use of humor. Of particular interest is humor in “dread courses” which [...]

Posted in Columns,In The Classroom | Read More »

Designing Final Exams

Share Teachers should design finals to be culminating learning experiences. In an important book (Assessing Student Performance: Exploring the Purpose and Limits of Testing, Jossey-Bass, 1999.) on student assessment (and academic ethics), Grant Wiggins claims that many of the reasons students focus on grades (and get involved in cheating) is because assessments depend on secrecy [...]

Posted in Columns,In The Classroom | Read More »

Keep in Touch With AdjunctNation

Graphic Graphic Graphic

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Recently Commented

  • streetkm12: I’ve been looking for an adjunct support group for quite some time and I’m so glad I found...
  • Jhon Enrique Bermúdez Tobón: Very good article. Internet is a really cool oportunity for Freelancers. No more slaves...
  • Robert Craig Baum: I was academic assistant, university fellow, adjunct, visitor, and faculty fellow 1995-2011. I...
  • Jena: Amen. Thinking about throwing in the financial towel and seeing if that helps. Too much education and a similar...
  • Hero: Greetings. We are ready to finance your project. We offer flexible financial packages for various projects by...